Monday, March 21, 2005

In just-SPRING!

in Just-
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles far and wee

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's
spring

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and

it's
spring
and
the

goat-footed

balloonMan whistles
far
and
wee

e.e. cummings
I survived 'til spring. Hallelujah. Off to do a little puddle jumping and hopscotching in the SNOW!!!!!

But still...

Thank you, Jesus.

Dreaming of Resurrection, lilac blossoms, dandelions, jelly beans, Easter baskets, and the Honey Baked I can't afford.

Happy Spring.
Rejoice!
raga

11 comments:

Carrie said...

I've always loved that poem -- thanks for reminding me!

Katy said...

Mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful are two of the all-time best phrases ever written, don't you think?

Thanks for reminding me, too! Happy Spring!

Dee said...

Daughter's birthday this Saturday. Forgot about Easter dinner. Sounds like I might have to beg Peter for a Honey Baked Ham and pay Paul later. Great poem. Great memory.

Hallelujah!

markwashere said...

(lol) silly little girl! go enjoy your sloshing. happy new season!

[mC2]

Alison Strobel Morrow said...

Gosh...haven't read that poem since AP English in high school. Beautiful. And yes, mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful are two of the best phrases in the language. (I think luscious is the best word, hands down.) Thanks for posting that, girlfriend.

-Alison

upwords said...

Mud-lucsious indeed. It IS spring. And what a season it's been. Thanks for stopping by Faithchick. I don't know why the comment didn't come through. Love you,Mary

Paula said...

If only I could embrace the promise of spring in my own heart today. Feel free to pray for that for me, Sistie. :o)

Connie said...

Wee e.e. and thee. Thank ye. It's Muskwash in Muskoka...Easter snow up to our armpits in places. If you have puddles be thankful. Ice softens on the driveway by day and we pound at it to hurry up the spring.

glimpsing gal said...

Love the poem! Thanks for sharing it.

Love, Staci

Heather Diane Tipton said...
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Heather Diane Tipton said...

Happy Spring!